Agile

Past Presentations

Full-Scale Elm in Production

Elm is a functional programming language that compiles to performant JavaScript. At NoRedInk we have over 80,000 lines of production Elm code. It's the primary technology we use to build our Web application's user interface, which students around the world use to answer millions of questions per...

Richard Feldman Elm Pioneer & Software Engineer @noredink
Softskills Open Space

Pragmatic Resiliency: Super 6 & Sky Bet Evolution

Sky Sports Super 6 is a free football results prediction game, launched in 2008. It’s extremely popular with over a million entries per week and drives a substantial proportion of our traffic at peak time, putting heavy load on our login/single sign on systems. This talk will focus on the...

Michael Maibaum Chief Architect @SkyBet
Strategic Code Deletion

In most systems, code lives forever. Occasionally, we can delete it if we are sure it is not used; however, static path analysis and production monitoring of code usage are often expensive and present inconclusive results. In this talk, Michael Feathers will describe techniques that allow us to...

Michael Feathers Author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code
Languages Open Space

Deliberately Designing a Collaborative Culture Mini-workshop

Collaborative organisational culture doesn't just happen, it needs conscious and deliberate design and careful nurturing. In this workshop participants will explore what a collaborative organisation culture is, why it matters and how to deliberately design culture.   Culture is "the...

Shane Hastie

Interviews

Sarah Aerni Director, Data Science @Salesforce Einstein

Models in Minutes not Months: AI as Microservices

I cannot go to any Data Conference and not hear about the Einstein Platform. Why?

Salesforce is democratizing AI with Einstein. Any company and any business user should be able to use AI, regardless of size.

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Michael Maibaum Chief Architect @SkyBet

Pragmatic Resiliency: Super 6 & Sky Bet Evolution

What is your talk about?

You go to a lot of conferences and you hear people from Google or Netflix talking about reactive architectures or the Simian army or whatever, and it all feels quite unattainable for a lot of people. It's like this big complicated thing, there is not much like those systems. And Sky Bet has changed quite a lot over the last few years....

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Maryam Umar Head Of Quality @thoughtmachine

Leading a Journey to Better Quality

What is the focus of your work these days?

I work as Head of Quality at Thought Machine, and my focus has been one to enable teams to bake quality in the entire process, but not only engineering, it's also focused on how we work with clients, how we create processes, are we creating the right processes and so on. I work on measuring a lot of metrics as part of this....

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Holly Cummins Senior Technical Staff Member @IBM Garage

Cloud Native is About Culture, not Containers

What is the work you're doing today?

I'm a lead developer in the IBM Garage. I work with large clients and small clients. And one of the main things that we do is help clients develop cloud-native applications and take their current applications that maybe were not developed with cloud-native in mind and move them to the cloud.

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Meri Williams CTO who understands the science around helping people do their best

Creating Space To Be Awesome

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm the CTO for MOO -- most people know us for really cool business cards. We're a design & technology company focused on making great design available to everyone. I'm currently focused on growing the tech team, modernising our infrastructure and helping grow the business through technology. I also speak at conferences and do...

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Esther Momcilovic Software Engineer at Metaswitch Networks

From Rocks to Rust: Our C to Rust Paradigm Shift

Tell me about the work that you're doing today.

We're working on bringing to cloud an existing project for one of our clients. It involves a lot of work with products that are quite old, 20 years old, that were written in C, and we're turning a lot of these old products into microservices, containerising them, looking to get the whole system up and working in the cloud for our...

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